Note: 10/07/09 Morning

Speaking

Expressions
  • I’m not exactly certain but …
  • I’m not sure …
  • I wouldn’t say I’m an expert on [politics, the economy, ...]
  • as far as I know …
  • I would say that …
  • …can be divided into …
  • The majority of most countries increased slightly.
  • except for …
  • apart from …
  • with the exception …
  • …, which decreased.

Vocabulary

  • * self-sufficient : [adjective] needing no outside help in satisfying one’s basic needs, esp. with regard to the production of food
  • total immersion in English
  • * immersion : [noun] the action of immersing someone or something in a liquid : deep mental involvement
  • * rebel : [noun] a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler
  • in contemporary society
  • * contemporary : [adjective] living or occurring at the same time

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